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Myles back to school board despite Wynn's objections

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles rejoined the consolidated school board and will fulfill outgoing President Eric Heiselt's term.


SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Rapid Area Transit (SMART) has formally expanded its footprint in Starkville after experimenting with new public routes and stops this year.


Heiselt leaving Starkville school board, recommends Myles to post

Posted 6/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board of Trustees member Eric Heiselt tendered his letter of resignation with the city late last week, and Starkville aldermen are expected to hold a special-call meeting to fill his seat before Oktibbeha County School District merges with SSD Wednesday.


Marriage ruling will expand insurance coverage

Posted 6/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi's eventual recognition of marriage equality means additional spouses of city and county workers will be eligible to receive health insurance, officials confirmed Friday.


LINK angling potential 100-job project in Oktibbeha County

Posted 6/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK Chief Operating Officer Joey Deason confirmed his organization is close to landing a 100-job economic development project in Oktibbeha County.


New school district, OCEMA to share facility

Posted 6/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The short-term future of Oktibbeha County School District's administrative home was decided Wednesday as supervisors voted 3-2 to temporarily split the Main Street facility between the upcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency.


Heat advisory issued for Golden Triangle

Posted 6/24/2015 in Area

Officials say Golden Triangle residents should avoid strenuous outdoor activities today and Thursday as the heat index could reach 105 degrees.


SPD undergoing on-site study for CALEA reaccreditation

Posted 6/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department opened its doors and filing cabinets to Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) assessors this week.


Stormwater board finds issues with development

Posted 6/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's stormwater hearing committee tabled an ordinance relief request from Dan Moreland Friday, but final approval from the group is unlikely after members said his Louisville Street development is projected to increase water discharge in the area.


Stormwater waiver request prompts historic meeting

Posted 6/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's three-person stormwater hearing board is holding its first ever meeting today to discuss a storage unit project that yielded heated debate between an alderman and its developer Tuesday.


Man faces 3 counts of sexual battery involving a juvenile

Posted 6/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department charged a 20-year-old resident with three counts of sexual battery involving a juvenile after receiving a report earlier this month.


Officials want improved siren maintenance

Posted 6/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 resident Bill Daniel says he hasn't heard the wail of his neighborhood's tornado siren in a long time.


Perkins signals opposition to future TIF packages

Posted 6/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Future tax increment financing packages for Starkville developments should see consistent opposition from at least one alderman after Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins pledged Tuesday to not grant tax waivers for new businesses.


$3M car dealership TIF plan heads to aldermen

Posted 6/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could pave the way for infrastructure improvements associated with a $21.9 million, mixed-use development along eastern Highway 12 during today's city meeting.


2 Starkville men arrested in connection to gun theft

Posted 6/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville men were charged last week in connection to a residential burglary in which a firearm was stolen.


Starkville mayor, aldermen have $60K in travel expenses

Posted 6/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's mayor and seven-person board of aldermen have racked up a combined $60,121 travel bill this term, and the bills of three individual officials -- Mayor Parker Wiseman, Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn -- each surpassed the $10,000 mark.


10 Oktibbeha candidates miss Wednesday campaign finance deadline

Posted 6/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ten of Oktibbeha County's 45 candidates for office missed Wednesday's 5 p.m. deadline for their second campaign finance reports, documents prepared by the circuit clerk's office show.


Social media post leads to Starkville arrests

A video of a fight posted on social media led to the arrests of four adults, Starkville Police Department announced Monday.


Starkville OKs comprehensive planning, code overhaul

Starkville's overall comprehensive planning process should yield a code rewrite that makes building rules easier to follow for small- and large-scale developers, officials said.


SSD files response to DOJ's issues with consolidation

A response to numerous U.S. Department of Justice issues with consolidation filed by Starkville School District states identifying and busing students from Sudduth Elementary to a mostly African-American campus could push parents to opt for private school or homeschooling options.



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